Dublin board explains Fennell transfer refusal

January 26, 2010
The Dublin county board has issued a statement regarding the denial of Eamonn Fennell's proposed transfer from O'Toole's to St. Vincent's. The statement reads: "The Dublin county committee last evening considered an application from Eamon Fennell to transfer from O'Toole's to St Vincent's GAA Club. "A player who wishes to leave one club to join another must apply to the county committee for a transfer. "A county committee has the right, acting within its bye-law, to grant or not to grant an application for transfer. The committee refused to grant the transfer application. "The Dublin Transfer bye-law states: 'As the GAA is community centred, based on the allegiance of its members to their local clubs, the object of which is to promote the Association's aims at local level, the transfer rules in the Official Guide and this bye-law reflect that ethos. "A player is considered to always owe allegiance and loyalty to the club he first legally participated with in club competition."

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